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Bug#72140: Setting up libraries too slow

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Sounds like your university has a broken setup. If it users libraries
> in non-standard paths it should either add those to /etc/ld.so.conf,
> or use -rpath when compiling the apps that use them.o

It's just overgrown, and most software is installed ad hoc. You need to
set up a lot of environment variables to get things running.

> As already said, setting an environment is simply not an option.

I haven't been able to find such a remark about environment variables
in this thread, but I assume that it is not an option because all packages
would have to be modified, etc.

Perhaps there's a clean way to use environment variables, what do you think?


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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